Webinar: Effective Strategies for Engaging Your Community

Posted on: May 17th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

The National Association of Counties (http://www NULL.naco NULL.org/Pages/default NULL.aspx) (NACo), in partnership with the NADO Research Foundation, hosted a webinar on June 12, 2012, to train planners and other stakeholders on how to engage their communities. The webinar was recorded and is available for viewing here (https://www2 NULL.gotomeeting NULL.com/register/704642778).

During this interactive online training, participants learn techniques to develop effective community engagement techniques for their planning programs and processes. Presenters  share recommendations for getting the message out via traditional and social media, and strategies for communicating with the general public.

Speakers included:

  • Robin Rather, CEO, Collective Strength, will present the most effective themes and word choices for discussing community projects.
  • Stephany Snowden, Public Information Director, Richland County, SC, will share best practices for developing an effective outreach plan for county activities.
  • Trudy Rice, Extension Association, K-State Research and Extension, Kansas State University, will discuss effective meeting formats and best practices for facilitating open dialogue.

For additional information , click here (http://www NULL.naco NULL.org/programs/csd/Pages/CommunicationStrategiesforSustainableDevelopmentPlans NULL.aspx).

This event was  coordinated by the National Association of Counties (NACo) in partnership with the NADO Research Foundation, with support from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (http://www NULL.hud NULL.gov/).

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